Today we will be uncovering and debunking some of the most common misconceptions about being a lash artist. The lash industry is constantly evolving and growing, but with that growth comes a lot of myths and misunderstandings. Whether you’re just starting out as a lash artist or you’re a seasoned pro, you’ve probably heard these myths. In this blog, we will be setting the record straight on some of the most common myths about being a lash artist. Let’s dive in and clear up any confusion about the world of lash artistry together!
Myth #1: You can make great money as a lash artist.
True! Being a lash artist is a great career option to make money. It takes time and effort to build a client base and develop your skills, but with a consistent effort in marketing and networking, it is possible to make a good income. As you gain experience and build a reputation, you can charge higher prices and take on more clients, which can increase your revenue.
Myth #2: Retail is a waste of time.
False! Retail is excellent for earning extra income and keeping your client’s lashes healthy. Offer lash cleansers, serums, and cleansing brushes. You don’t need to be pushy with sales; inform your clients how the products will be helpful to their lashes. For example, ” I offer a lash cleanser and brush that would help remove the makeup build-up around your extensions.” You could also give cleanser out for your clients first time; make sure you add the cost of the cleanser to the total cost of a first-time appointment.
Myth #3: Continuing education isn’t worth it.
False! Taking new courses and growing is so important. The lash industry is continuously growing and evolving, and increasing your skill level is necessary. You never want to just stay in the same place, it is important to keep moving forward. Taking classes doesn’t mean it has to be about lashes, try taking courses about business and marketing. Those are courses that could help change your lash business.
Myth #4: Lash glue is a one size fits all.
False! Every adhesive is different and will work differently for everyone. There are a few main things to look for humidity, fumes, and dry time. Make sure all those match your environment and your skill level. You may have a holy grail glue, but then on some clients, it doesn’t work. This is because every client is unique; Clients vary in hair type, skin type, and sensitivity level. This is why having a few different kinds of glue is important. One of my best tips is to ensure you have glues with varying levels of fumes. Some clients can take it, but others need a low-fume adhesive.
Myth #5: It’s worth it to be a lash artist.
True, Being a lash artist can bring in great money. You get to be creative and have much more freedom with your craft. Nothing is better than helping someone feel confident about themselves and enhancing their natural beauty. Being a lash artist is a fulfilling and profitable career choice that allows you to express your creativity, build a business, and have the freedom of being your own boss.
In conclusion, being a lash artist can be a rewarding career choice, but it does require hard work and dedication. It’s important to stay up-to-date with continuing education, offer retail products, and experiment with different types of glue to find the best fit for you and your clients. Don’t let myths keep you from pursuing your passion for lash artistry.